Loft desk work area and bookcase

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Project by PKFF posted 12-30-2011 02:50 AM 1814 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife needed a place to do her homework and the dining room table was not the place. I built her this area using pine 1 by lumber bisquit jointed together. The countertop is 1×6 pin on top of 3/4” plywood and finished with just polyurethane highgloss (12 coats). There is 18’ of bookshelf space and the filing cabinet drawers are use aluminium rails inside for added support for the file folders (sorry not pictured) the shelfs are adjustable using pins. The bench has two drawers for office supplies and two cabinets for blankets or other things. The top is upholstered with 4” high density foam and a canvas linen for the cover. This was about a 2 week project start to finish.

The doors and drawers were actually stained the same but came out differently when dried. They are the same species of wood and the only explanation I have is the grain of the wood was clear on one and tight on the other. I was going to redo them, but my wife convinced me it added “Character”, whatever that means. haha! She enjoys this work area everyday.

-- "If you put your best effort forward today, you won't have to re-do it tomorrow"

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#1 posted 12-30-2011 03:00 AM

Nice work, like the wood

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 12-30-2011 03:35 AM

Good job,you know the saying”happy wife happy life”

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 12-30-2011 11:49 AM

Thoughtful and practical, I’m sure she loves it and will think of you everytime she sits there! Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-30-2011 06:13 PM

I like it…appears to be a great fit for the space. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#5 posted 12-30-2011 06:22 PM

Nice job! Very functional. I like the desk cutout to give a bit more room. I like it!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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